October 14, 2016

Museu Antoniano Aljezur

The Museu Antoniano Aljezur (St. Anthony's Museum) is one of the four museums in Aljezur that can be visited on a combined ticket. The others are: the Aljezur Municipal Museum, The Sacred Art Museum and the nearby House of José Cercas (Casa Museu Pintor José Cercas).

Museu Antoniano Aljezur, Algarve, Portugal.

Originally the Museu Antoniano building was a chapel built in the 17th century before the 1755 earthquake after which it became the parish church of Aljezur (Igreja Matriz). From 1809 until 1995 the building was a private home. The building was then taken over by the city council and became a museum in 1998. This small, sacred space hosts exhibits dedicated to St. Anthony as well as pictures, paintings, engravings, books and ancient coins.

Museu Antoniano Aljezur, Algarve, Portugal

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